North West Simon Community says ‘Thank You’ Posted: 7:30 pm October 7, 2014 SHARE emailLinkedinTwitterFacebookPinterest THE North West Simon Community would like to express its sincere gratitude to everyone who supported Simon week 2014 campaign to raise much-needed awareness of homelessness throughout Donegal last week. The charity would like to thank the many businesses for hosting events throughout the week, as well as the 25 volunteers who participated in the annual Street Sleep in Letterkenny, The volunteers who braved the elements on Friday night came from all over the county and from various businesses and organisations. North West Simon extends its thanks to the various Donegal secondary schools which participated in an art/creative writing competition and exhibition of which will open at ArtCo, Letterkenny on Monday, October 13 and runs until the 17th. The exhibition will be open to the public and will provide an excellent opportunity to gain an understanding of how the youth of today perceive homelessness in Donegal. To mark World Homeless Day, a coffee morning will be held in ArtCo on Friday, 17th from 10am-1pm. North West Simon Community provides supported housing to those at risk of homelessness throughout Donegal, Leitrim and Sligo. While, the main priority of our work and services is to assist ‘Service Users’, move out of homelessness, in doing so we work with each individual to help them overcome many other difficulties such as, isolation, loneliness, depression, poverty, literacy, addiction, health and welfare issues. If you would like to help make a difference, please contact Collette on M: 087 0552478 or E: email@example.com. For further information go to www.northwestsimon.ie or www.facebook.com/northwestsimoncommunity. Posted: 7:30 pm October 7, 2014 SHARE emailLinkedinTwitterFacebookPinterest ‘Emerging crisis’ among young in Letterkenny – doctor Letterkenny based GP Dr James McDaid said that an ‘awful’ lot of people across Donegal were using benzodiazepines.